Executive Order 11700—Providing for the Closing of Government Departments and Agencies on Thursday, January 23, 1973
By virtue of the authority vested in me as President of the United States, it is hereby ordered as follows:
SECTION 1. All executive departments, independent establishments, and other governmental agencies, including their field services, shall be closed on Thursday, January 25, 1973 as a mark of respect for Lyndon Baines Johnson, the thirty-sixth President of the United States. That day shall be considered as falling within the scope of 5 U.S.C. 6103 (b), and of all statutes so far as they relate to the compensation and leave of employees of the United States.
SEC. 2. The first sentence of Section 1 of this order shall not apply to those offices and installations, or parts thereof, in the Department of State, the Department of Defense, or other departments, independent establishments, and governmental agencies which the heads thereof determine should remain open for reasons of national security or defense or other public reasons.
The White House,
January 23, 1973.
Richard Nixon, Executive Order 11700—Providing for the Closing of Government Departments and Agencies on Thursday, January 23, 1973 Online by Gerhard Peters and John T. Woolley, The American Presidency Project https://www.presidency.ucsb.edu/node/255768